Shilpa Shetty Kundra: It would be wrong to force my dream on my son

Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty Kundra, who is all geared up to host the forthcoming dance reality show ‘Super Dancer – Chapter 2’ states that she doesn’t want to Force her dreams on her child, ever. Mother to a 7-year-old son named Viaan, when she was asked if she would ever want him to become an actor or dancer, she replied, “See, that is the wrong thing… To force my dream to my son. My son has a natural interest in gymnastics. So I am encouraging that. I believe that parents should not force their dream on their children. Every child is special, and has come with a purpose. I think parents should encourage them to achieve their dream. So, I urge, let them dream, let them be achievers.”

Talking about her dance show, it will be aired from September 30 on Sony Entertainment Television and will have Anurag Basu and Geeta Kapoor as judges. Said Shilpa, “Judging little children is quite a tough job. It is heartbreaking to reject a child… But I think our way of judging a kid is not to reject them, but to guide them to improve their flaws. Therefore, this year, some of the kids have come back through audition from last season as a more versatile talent.” (Also Read: The cost of Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s scarf will leave you SPEECHLESS)

She added, “I think that is one of the things I am looking for from the show — versatility. There is no agenda of promoting a particular dance form, but of encouraging versatility. If as a dancer, you are well trained in one form, it is great. But always try to push the boundary of your talent by trying on other forms and styles. It helps to grow you as a creative individual.” Giving an example from the auditions, Shilpa said, “We were mesmerised with a little girl, a ballet dancer. But from audience’s perspective, how long one can watch ballet for three months? She was not that versatile, so we suggested her to explore a little more also in different forms and then come back next year.”

Inputs from IANS